Curled
Curl Curl (k[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curled} (k[^u]rld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curling}.] [Akin to D. krullen, Dan. kr["o]lle, dial. Sw. krulla to curl, crisp; possibly akin to E. crook. Cf. {Curl}, n., {Cruller}.] 1. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair. [1913 Webster]

But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid. --Cascoigne. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body. [1913 Webster]

Of his tortuous train, Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament. [1913 Webster]

Thicker than the snaky locks That curledMeg[ae]ra. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Curling with metaphors a plain intention. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple. [1913 Webster]

Seas would be pools without the brushing air To curl the waves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. (Hat Making) To shape (the brim) into a curve. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Curled — (k[^u]rld), a. Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple having fibers which take a sinuous course). [1913 Webster] {Curled hair} (Com.), the hair of the manes and tails of horses, prepared for upholstery purposes. McElrath.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curled — curled; curled·ness; un·curled; …   English syllables

  • curled —   Pi ipi i; pākauāke e (rare);    ♦ curled in, menui;    ♦ curled up, lāpu u, lāpe e.    ♦ To sleep curled up, moe pupu u …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • curled — adj. Curled is used with these nouns: ↑horn …   Collocations dictionary

  • curled — ld adj. curly, having curls kɜːl n. ringlet; wave of hair; coil, loop; type of weightlifting exercise v. form into curls, twist into ringlets (of hair); bend, coil; play the sport of curling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curled — curdle …   Anagrams dictionary

  • curled — adjective of hair having curls • Syn: ↑curling • Similar to: ↑curly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curled hair — Curled Curled (k[^u]rld), a. Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple having fibers which take a sinuous course). [1913 Webster] {Curled hair} (Com.), the hair of the manes and tails of horses, prepared for upholstery purposes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curled-pate — curledˈ pate adjective (Shakespeare) Having curled hair • • • Main Entry: ↑curl …   Useful english dictionary

  • curled curled up — coiled coiled (koild), adj. curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals; as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck. Opposite of {uncoiled}. Note: [Narrower terms: {coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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